Chapala has been named among the four municipalities outside the metro area where the Jalisco Ministry of Transport (STJ) plans to open offices for the issuance of driver permits.
SJT Director Diego Monraz Villaseñor announced that new licensing modules will begin operating in Zapopan, Tonalá, Zapotlanejo and Chapala within the next six months. He explained that the demand for permits has spiked since the state legislature took under consideration an initiative to raise the fine for driving without a valid license from 80 to 3,800 pesos.
Regular issuance of driver permits at the state traffic department’s Chapala branch office was suspended some years ago due to multiple complaints of corruption. Mobile licensing units have been brought here occasionally since then.